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Chill Out This Summer with These 4 Japanese Cold Noodles

Eating cold noodles can be a great option to beat the heat of summer. Whether you drain and chill your noodles on a zaru or experiment with unique ingredients that add color and flavor, you won't be disappointed with these cool Japanese noodles!

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What to Know About Bento Boxes

Bento boxes have been growing in popularity in the United States. Explore the origins of bento boxes, how they're served in traditional Japanese cuisine and why they are served with traditional rice.

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Ultimate Guide to Thinly Sliced Meat

Thinly sliced meat is a prime ingredient in many Japanese dishes. You can easily cut thinly sliced meat yourself by following a few simple tips.

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Summertime Salad Dressings Recipes Coming Soon!

After months of cold weather and heavy food, Umami Insider looks to lighten the mood with new content that features summertime flavors, refreshing salads and salad dressings that require little prep and use Japanese flavors mixed with pantry staples.

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